Hunt for better sounds | Memories of a Digger – Dasswassup.com
So many new newspaper and magazine columns are piling up every day in the 2.0 era. But time is short and curiosity is too. Although sometimes this can offend the feelings or interests of others, it is nevertheless a positive thing which feeds us an understanding of the world and highlights people’s interests. Vice or virtue? Fortunately, some do not ask that question.
“Memories of a Digger” is the new column of the webzine Dasswassup, opens the door to new musical wanderings. The team from Nantes, satisfy their undeniable curiosity with some digger sounds, each one as gallivant as the other. Accompanied by beautiful stories, letters and tales of wanderings, these guys revisit a style of music so perfect and refined and invite us, with a clear head, to listen to their smooth and renovated flea market finds in this archaic sound.
An emotional patchwork; their vinyl thrifts become a fine audio source, where pan flutes, trumpets, bass, drums, djembes, xylophones and other sound machines, come together in excellent compositions and remixes. We can find Chilly Jay with his Creole sounds blown by the burning air of the mountains, Bassline and their tribal notes, Mirador and their uproar made in Bollywood or Adrian Pastor and his bohemian rap.
These craftsmen with their delicate moods are the enthusiasts and guardians of chill & lounge and remind us how to live, here or elsewhere. Fierce and dreamy, Dasswassup unearths a place where poets and vagabonds sleep under the same star.